No. 1 song: Wonder Girls’ "Tell Me" continues to be No. 1 for the 6th straight week, becoming only the 4th song on this chart to spend 6 weeks at the top. If they are No. 1 again next week, they will tie Big Bang’s "Lie" for the record of 7 weeks at No. 1. Youn Ha’s "혜성" (Comet) is still No. 2, followed by Koyote’s "사랑공식" (Love Formula). The chart has not been moving too fast in the the last two weeks partly because M!Countdown is on hiatus for a few weeks.
Biggest Mover of the week: Super Junior’s follow up song "Marry U" is our biggest mover this week, up 19 spots to No. 26. This is also the title song for the repackaged version of their 2nd album. As we get closer to winter, Super Junior have slowed down with this mid-tempo song, which is certainly not slow in moving up the chart. The music video is about someone holding a concert for a former lover, confessing love and a couple re-committing themselves to each other.
Hot shot debut: Project group ANYBAND, consisting of an all-star lineup of BoA, Tablo, Xiah Junsu and Jin Bora, has our highest debut at No. 21 this week with "Talk Play Love". As the group name implies, they are advertising for a mobile phone company’s latest project. Tablo wrote the music and lyrics and also raps, while BoA and Xiah perform the vocals, and Jin Bora plays the piano. They are not going to perform this song on gayo shows, but it features a music video, which resembles a sci-fi movie. Fans should definitely check it out.
New songs: We only have 3 new songs this week.
Songs to watch out:
6. SNSD – 소녀시대 (Girls Generation) – Having won the Inky Gayo Mutizen award last week, this is the only newer song in the top 10 that is moving up this week. The album is selling well and they are getting more and more popular each day. This song may be ready to challenge for the top spot in a few weeks.
12. Suh Young Eun – 아름다운구속 (Beautiful Restriction) – Suh Young Eun is doing very well in her female version of this rock ballad, previously sung by Kim Jong Seo. As usual, she’s quietly moving up towards the top 10 without much promotion. One of my favorite songs recently. Check it out.
32. Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) – Rarely will I talk about a song that drops, but there haven’t been too many new songs to mention and this hip-hop song is really growing on me. It has a unique piano arrangement and Outsider’s rapping is very smooth and fluent. The album is a top-20 seller on Hanteo’s weekly sales chart, not bad for a debuting artiste.
40. Fly To The Sky – I am sorry – Like many singers these days, Fly To The Sky also released a repackaged version of their 7th album. This is the title song, which is a familiar R&B ballad that FTTS fans will love.
46. J – 열흘만 (Just 10 Days) – J made a successful come back in the summer with a digital single duet with Lee Jung "With tears". Now she is releasing her long awaited 6th album. This ballad is about candidly and poignantly asking someone you’ve just broken up with for 10 days to sort things out and come to a well-thought-out conclusion.
Click on the youtube links to watch the top 20 songs’ live performance or MV. You can also listen to the 1 minute sample – follow the links to melon.com and install the melon player to your computer. After that, click on the song title to listen.
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Genre: R&B Ballad
Watch the live concert performance
Album: Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 2 Track 3 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
Genre: Rock Ballad
Watch the MV
Album: Suh Young Eun Remake album Romantic 3 Track 2 – Listen here for 1 minute sample
21. (New) Anyband – TPL (Talk Play Love) : 410 *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
22. (-2) Eun Ji Won (feat. Mr. Tyfoon) – ADIOS : 363
23. (-6) Cho Shin Sung – 안녕 (Goodbye) : 322
24. (-5) Lee Soo Young – 단발머리 (Bob Hair Cut) : 316
25. (-4) F.T Island – 한사람만 (Only one person) : 300
26. (+19) Super Junior – Marry U : 293 *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
27. (-2) M To M – 못된남자 (Evil Man) : 292
28. (-1) Black Pearl – 결국너잖아 (In The End, It’s You) : 290
29. (+1) Yang Dong Geun – 나는나뻐 (I’m Bad) : 272
30. (+1) Kim Jo Han – 사랑이늦어서미안해 (Sorry For The Love Being Late) : 247
31. (-5) Drunken Tiger – 8:45 Heaven : 244
32. (-3) Outsider – 남자답게 (Like A Man) : 239
33. (+5) Byul – 가슴은 아니까 (The Heart Knows) : 221
34. (-2) Jung Jae Wook – 그만하자 (Let’s stop) : 189
35. (-7) Baek Ji Young – 사랑하나면 돼 (Loving one person is enough) : 187
36. (-1) 8EIGHT – 사랑을잃고난노래하네 (Forget Love and Sing) : 186
37. (-1) Cho PD – Korea City : 177
38. (-5) Jang Yoon Jung – 첫사랑 (First Love) : 175
39. (-5) Zi-A – 물끄러미 (Absentmindedly) : 170
40. (New) Fly To The Sky – I’m Sorry : 160
41. (+2) Lee Seung Ki – 왜가니 (Why are you leaving?) : 145
42. (+2) M – THE “M” STYLE : 136
43. (-2) See Ya – 얼음인형 (Ice Doll) : 132
44. (-5) DBSG – 천년연가 (Eternal Love Song) : 129
45. (-5) Cherry Filter – 느껴봐 (Feel It) : 120
46. (New) J – 열흘만 (Just Ten Days) : 118
47. (-1) Monday Kiz – 투면한 눈물 (Invisible Tears) : 116
48. (-1) Hong Kyung Min – 못난이 (Fool) : 115
49. (-1) Lee Sang Eun – 삶은 여행 (Life is like a journey) : 108
50. (-13) Crown J – 그녀를뺏겠습니다 (I’ll get her back) : 97
Sources of the top 20
The sources of this top 20 chart are pretty much the same, but the weight assigned to each source may be different each week because some charts do not update weekly (e.g. MNet M!Countdown) and I assign fewer percentage when it happens. From now on, I’ll list my chart sources each week. For December week 1:
ChartKorea – 20%
Hanteo and KMDIA Weekly Album Sales (2 weeks lag) – 20%
MNet M!Countdown + MNet Internet Chart – 20%
SBS – Inky Gayo Take 7 poll + Internet Chart + MP3 Download Chart (1 week lag) – 10%
Various Internet charts (Melon, Jukeon, Dosirak, Muz, Bugs, Ohdio, Soribada) – 15%
Hanteo Gayo Chart – 10% (1 week lag)
Gasoo appearance on gayo shows (SBS Inky Gayo, KBS Music Bank, SBS Music Space, KBS Yoon Do Hyun Love Letter, Pops In Seoul) – 5%